WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) held an event with Fordham University at the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center to celebrate the announcement that Fordham has won the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Thriving Community Grantmaking program and will be receiving $50 million in federal funds, thanks to a program from the Inflation […]
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Rep. Ritchie Torres Introduces Contracting Accountability Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) introduced the Contracting Accountability and Transparency Act (CAT Act). This groundbreaking legislation aims to enhance transparency and accountability within public housing agencies by mandating comprehensive disclosure of contracts entered into by these agencies. If enacted, the CAT Act would require the Secretary of Housing and Urban […]
Rep. Ritchie Torres Introduces Legislation to Improve Community Mental Health Services
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) introduced theCertified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Act of 2024. This legislation seeksto modify the existing Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, specifically addressing thedefinition of psychiatric rehabilitation services within demonstration programs aimed atenhancing community mental health services, among other provisions. The introduction of thisbill […]
70 NYCHA Superintendents Charged with Bribery by Attorney for the Southern District of New York; U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres Responds
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in response to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Damian Williams’s announcement that federal charges are being brought on 70 NYCHA superintendents, which was described by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development as “the biggest single-day bribery takedown in Department of Justice history,” Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15) issued the following statement: “Back in 2019, I was the first elected […]